Centre Party (Faroe Islands)

The Centre Party (Faroese: Miðflokkurin) is a Christian-democratic,[1] conservative[8] political party on the Faroe Islands, led by Jenis av Rana. The party is known for its traditionalist stance on social issues, in particular on LGBT rights.[9] The party leader, Jenis av Rana, is a proponent of conversion therapy.[10]

Centre Party

Miðflokkurin
LeaderJenis av Rana
Founded1992
IdeologyChristian democracy[1]
Social conservatism[1]
Christian right[2]
Anti-LGBT[3][4][5][6]
Regionalism[1]
Political positionCentre[7] to centre-right
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
Nordic affiliationCentre Group
ColoursBlue
Løgting
2 / 33
Folketing
(Faroe seats)
0 / 2
Election symbol
H
Website
www.midflokkurin.fo

At the 2008 parliamentary election, the party won 8.4% of the popular vote and 3 out of 33 seats. In early elections in 2011, the party fell to 6.2% and two seats.

Parliament members and ministersEdit

Since 2011, these members represent the party in the Løgting:

LeadersEdit

Party leaders

 

Parliamentary leaders

History of Centre Party in the Faroese and Danish general electionsEdit

Faroese general election
Year Votes Members
# %
1994 1,491 5.2
2 / 32
1998 1,125 4.1
1 / 32
2002 1,292 4.2
1 / 32
2004 1,661 5.2
2 / 32
2008 2,610 8.4
3 / 33
2011 1,882 6.2
2 / 33
2015 1,775 5.5
2 / 33
 
Danish general election
Year Votes Members
# %
2001 569 2.2
0 / 2
2005 829 3.3
0 / 2
2007 1,577 6.8
0 / 2
2011 872 4.2
0 / 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Faroes/Denmark". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ Gaini, Firouz (2 December 2019). "Jerusalem in the North Atlantic: The Land and State of Israel from a Faroese Perspective". In Adams, Jonathan; Heß, Cordelia (eds.). Antisemitism in the North: History and State of Research. p. 219. ISBN 978-3-11-063193-7. ISSN 2627-440X.
  3. ^ https://politiken.dk/indland/art4671864/Homo-lov-vedtages-p%C3%A5-F%C3%A6r%C3%B8erne
  4. ^ https://www.information.dk/indland/2013/10/holdningsskred-synet-paa-homoseksuelle-paa-faeroeerne
  5. ^ https://politiken.dk/udland/art4974069/F%C3%A6r%C3%B8sk-politiker-Lesbisk-statsminister-forbryder-sig-mod-Bibelen
  6. ^ https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/danmark/fakta-her-er-de-ni-partier-i-faeroernes-valg
  7. ^ "FAKTA: Her er de ni partier i Færøernes valg" [FACTS: Here are the nine parties in the Faroese elections]. Sjællands Nyheder (in Danish). 31 August 2019.
  8. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1 January 1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
  9. ^ Bertholdsen, Áki (22 September 2014). "Miðflokkurin setir treytaleyst krav". in.fo (in Faroese). Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ https://politiken.dk/indland/art4671864/Homo-lov-vedtages-p%C3%A5-F%C3%A6r%C3%B8erne

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